Austin chef Jacob Weaver has left his position as executive chef at Juliet Italian Kitchen and joined Hotel Zaza as that boutique hotel brand’s corporate director of food and beverage. Weaver, who is a veteran of Asti Trattoria and Café Josie, will helm the program for the Hotel Zaza locations in Dallas and Houston and will directly oversee the Austin property, which is slated to open next summer at Guadalupe and Fourth streets.
“I am thrilled and humbled to have been given the opportunity to join Hotel Zaza, a brand that sets the bar for luxury, Texas style,” Weaver said. “Everything from the team, food and beverage offerings and of course, the magnificent properties are world class, and I am eager to bring my own skillset to the program, as well as grow with the company as Hotel Zaza continues to expand.”
Juliet announced last month that it has replaced Weaver with chef Jayson Munguia. The restaurant posted the following words from Weaver about Munguia on Facebook: